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Early Ranking of the 10 Best Games of Week 1 of the 2020 College Football Season

By Eric Sorenson, 4 days 7 hours ago
Yes, yes, I know. It's too early to talk about college football again. I mean, if the reputation of the city of New Orleans lives up to its billing, the post-game party following LSU's national championship victory last Monday night is probably still going on. Tigers fans might let the good times roll till June after beating Clemson in the Superdome to wrap up their historic 15-0 season...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2019 season complete after LSU defeated Clemson in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings for 2020. Clemson takes the top spot in the very early top 25, followed by Ohio State at No. 2. Alabama checks in at No. 3 as a slight favorite over LSU (No. 4)...

College Football's 2019-20 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 2 days ago
The college football season is officially over, and a new champion has been crowned. LSU put the finishing touches on a perfect season and brought a close to college football's 150th-anniversary campaign with a historic win over Clemson. Before we go ahead and start turning the pages to the 2020 season (although some already have), now is a good time to look back at some of the highs and...

D'Eriq King: 5 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Houston QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
Houston quarterback D’Eriq King has decided to transfer for his senior season, becoming a sought-after signal-caller for the 2020 college football season. King passed for 50 touchdowns and 4,925 yards in four years with the Cougars and added 1,421 yards and 28 scores on the ground. After playing in four games under first-year coach Dana Holgorsen in 2019, King decided to redshirt and later...

College Football's 2019 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
With college football’s 2019 regular season in the books, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. Heisman winner Joe Burrow was an easy selection as the first-team All-America...

Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
College football’s 2019-20 bowl season kicks off on Friday, Dec. 20, and continues until the national championship in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 13. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 20, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Two games are scheduled for Friday, six games are slated for the first...

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2019-20 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
College football’s 2019-20 bowl season features 39 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread (ATS) for every postseason contest. Two games are slated for Dec. 20 to start the bowl season, the Rose and Sugar Bowl matchups headline the action on Jan. 1, while the final contest outside of the national title takes place on Jan. 6 with the LendingTree Bowl...

Alamo Bowl Prediction and Preview: Utah vs. Texas

By Allen Kenney, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Neither the Utah Utes nor Texas Longhorns wanted to see their seasons end at the Valero Alamo Bowl. Texas had dreams of contending for the Big 12 championship again, but those were dashed in a 7-5 campaign. Utah lost its chance at a bid to the College Football Playoff when it fell to the Oregon Ducks in the Pac-12 title game.   Consider it the Disappointment Bowl.   Personnel...

10 Best Christmas Day Moments in Sports History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 6 days ago
Christmas may be a holiday, but the sports world doesn't take Dec. 25 off. This year's offerings include five NBA games and the final two matchups of college basketball's Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu.   Whether any of these games produce some memorable moments remains to be seen, but as you can see from our top 10 list below, the competition to go down in sports...

Ranking the Watchability of the Pac-12's Bowl Games in 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2019 postseason marks a third straight for the Pac-12 without a representative in the College Football Playoff. However, with Oregon in the Rose Bowl; Chris Petersen's swan song at Washington; Utah squaring off with Texas at the Alamo; and more, the promise of an exciting bowl season awaits.   Pac-12 teams recovered from a disastrous 2017 showing in bowls, finishing last season...